OFFICIAL: Parts of New China Cross Border eCommerce Policies Delayed for 1 Year

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We reported the news that parts of the new tax policies for cross border eCommerce retail imports are most likely to be postponed for a year. On May 24th, it became official: Chinese Customs Department issued the latest document, which confirmed the news. More exactly, customs clearance certificates for imported goods can be exempted until many …

Japanese Companies Target Chinese Customers via eCommerce

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Chinese shoppers can’t seem to get enough of Japanese products:during 2015‘s Chinese New Year holiday, Chinese tourists spent roughly $1 billion in Japan. Meanwhile, more Japanese companies are targeting China eCommerce to expand their sales, since Chinese shoppers are getting used to online shopping. Japanese drugstore and pharmacy company Kirindo launched its eCommerce platform on …

Breakdown of China Cross Border eCommerce Shoppers by Demographic

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For cross border eCommerce in China, do you know what is a “typical” Chinese shopper? Furthermore, how do those shoppers differ from general eCommerce customers in China? According to the latest data from iResearch, we find out the demographics about China cross border eCommerce customers. The average China cross border eCommerce shopper is an aged 26-40 male …

10 Things We Can Learn From McKinsey Survey about China eCommerce

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For every foreign business eyeing China eCommerce market, to understand Chinese customer’s behavior and expectation is the task at hand. Especially during this digital era, in which ways are these digital-savvy customers changing the whole China eCommerce? Earlier this month, worldwide management consulting firm McKinsey released a survey (How savvy, social shoppers are transforming Chinese e-commerce) which examined …

These 3 Foreign Brands Quit China in 2016, and Here’s Why

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Cross border business is never easy, especially in China: It’s still early April in 2016, but already 3 foreign brands have given up China market this year. According to estimates, around 48% of foreign businesses fail in China within 2 years of entering the market, an astoundingly high figure. We put these “sad news” together …

Cross Border eCommerce Logistics in China: Bonded Zone or Direct Shipping?

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For cross border eCommerce, the two most common way for B2C retailers to export to China are “Direct Shipping Model” and “Bonded Zone Model”. Today we will explain the features of these two models, and break down the pros and cons:   Bonded Zone Model Who is using: Tmall Global, Kaola (Netease), JD.com, Fengqu (SF …

B2C Online Retailer: How Do You Want Your Products Export to China?

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Cross border eCommerce has already become a very important retail channel in China market: It is predicted that cross-border eCommerce in China alone will total more than RMB 6.5 trillion in 2016, accounting for roughly 20% of total trade volume. Figures mentioned above drew up a promising blueprint for foreign merchants; meanwhile a lot of …

10 Must-Know Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Alipay ePass

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When it comes to cross border eCommerce (especially selling in China), you must have a lot of questions unanswered. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Alipay ePass, the solution for foreign merchants to selling online to China:   WHAT IS ALIPAY ePASS? Alipay ePass is a solution offered
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